Activision has recently announced that the original Call of Duty: Warzone will shut down in September. Players will be able to access the battle royale, now known as Warzone Caldera, until September 21, when all services related to the game will be stopped. According to Activision, the development team will now properly focus on the current Warzone 2.0. ”We all have had incredible Warzone experiences across the Call of Duty franchise since its first launch, including those in Warzone Caldera.” states the announcement by the CoD staff.
The original Warzone was relaunched as Warzone Caldera following the release of Warzone 2.0 back in November last year. Players were able to enjoy the original feel of the game after the relaunch. Till then, the player base had been steady, although a significant amount was lost as many moved to the sequel.
Warzone Caldera Shutting Down
With Warzone Caldera shutting down, players won’t be able to access the content they purchased specifically for the battle royale. In addition to that, player progression and inventories will also expire. But Activision has said that the purchased content in Warzone Caldera from Modern Warfare, Black Ops: Cold War, and Vanguard will still be accessible via the multiplayer modes in the games. With the original Warzone shutting down soon, it might compel the Cod community to log in for one last deployment.
After this, it is not unusual that Activision and the Call of Duty developers will shift their focus fully to Warzone 2 and the upcoming CoD title. We can expect to see more improvements to the battle royale, especially in upcoming seasons.
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